FOREIGN POLICIES OF AFRICA AND THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

1.0 INTRODUCTION In discussing the foreign policies of Africa and the developing countries, it is not possible to discuss the foreign policies of each individual African country or developing country, rather we see their foreign policies articulated in various multilateral bodies and their activities like the Non-aligned Movement, Economic Community of West African States, Organization…

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FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL INTEREST

1.0 INTRODUCTION The concept of a ‘national interest’ that guides all policy choices, domestic and foreign, may be an appealing ideal, but in practical terms national interest can be identified only in specific situational contexts. Some general definitions have been attempted such as Robert Osgood’s “state of affairs valued solely for its benefit to the…

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UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING EFFORTS CONTENTS

1.0 INTRODUCTION Peacemaking missions of the United Nations have changed substantially since their inception in the 1940s. Early “first generation” peacekeeping missions were aimed to terminate armed conflict. Military observers would be placed between opposing armies, with consent, pending political settlement of their dispute. Peacekeeping missions monitored truces and cease-fire and provided buffer zones while…

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THE POWER THEORY

1.0 INTRODUCTION We will examine the power theory in this unit. We should at this juncture remember that the issue of power and how it is used is central to the study of Political Science and international relations. The power approach is a way of understanding relations among nations in contradistinction to the legalistic and…

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DIPLOMACY

1.0 INTRODUCTION We intend to examine in this unit, diplomacy as a primary political instrument used by nation-states in the pursuit of their national interests. We will try to understand what diplomacy means, and the various types of diplomacy or combinations of diplomacy that a country may resort to in the pursuit of its goals…

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